We hope you will find relaxation and enjoyment at our cottage.....
Franks Cottage Mayo Holiday Home

5 guests

2 rooms

4 beds

1 bath

5 guests

2 rooms

4 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

A cosy 2 bedroom rural cottage, close to Knock Airport with all modern conveniences including WiFi. Two lovely donkeys will welcome you to the cottage!

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Extra people: $6 / night after 4 guests
Weekly Discount: 25%


A cosy 2 bedroom rural cottage, close to Knock Airport with all modern conveniences including WiFi. Two lovely donkeys will welcome you to the cottage!

Are you looking for a quiet, relaxing break in the countryside in the West of Ireland? Rustic, but with all modern conveniences? Then look no further!!

Frank's Cottage is a traditionally styled cottage but modernised to make your stay comfortable and welcoming! The sitting room is the heart of this home with wood panelled high ceilings and the wood burning stove - heated with turf from our own bog! You enter the smaller of the two bedrooms from here - with its two single beds this room still maintains the traditional feel. From the sitting room you enter the modern country kitchen with seating for 6 and a fully equipped kitchen. While having your breakfast, you can look out into the fields and watch the donkeys playing! The Double bedroom is accessed through the kitchen and this is a large room with plenty of wardrobe space and room for an extra single bed or toddler bed (upon request). The utility room connects the kitchen with both the back door and the large shower room (with electric shower). There is a washer/dryer in the utility room as well as cleaning supplies.

The cottage is located in a quiet, rural area, 5 miles from the neighbouring towns of Charlestown and Ballaghaderreen. Sometimes the only noise is the sound of farm animals and birds chirping!

There is no public transit within walking distance, so a car is a very good idea.

One of the best loved aspects about Frank's Cottage are the two very friendly donkeys who are sure to give you a big, warm welcome!

We normally try to greet our guests but because our check in is flexible we may not always be home ( or awake!) when guests arrive. We will have as much or as little contact depending on what each guests want! We live next door to the property


We love our pets and do try to facilitate guests who wish to bring their pets on their holiday. We will consider your pets, as long as you agree that they do not enter the bedrooms and are housetrained. Please let us know that you would like to bring a pet. An extra cleaning fee of €25 per week or €5 per night is added to cover the cost of cleaning, as we want to make sure that the cottage is pet hair/smell free for our next guests who may or may not be pet lovers!


*Families with young children staying more than 2 nights - please indicate the number of children and their ages to apply for this discount
*Guests staying 3-5 nights maybe given a discount off the nightly rate.

********Any trouble finding us? Call into Davys Pub and shop in carracastle village and they will direct you. *********

Guests have access to the entire property and to the two donkeys, horse and dog and cats!

Seamus is next door to the property s D is available for any problems or questions you may have. I am available through phone and email. We tend to let our guests enjoy their holiday without any interruption from us but are always available should you need us!

I love the peace and quiet! There is a small river at the back of the house and lots of fields where the donkeys and horse graze.

It is a rural location two miles from Carracastle village with pub, church and small shop. The towns of Ballaghaderreen and Charlestown are each five miles away with pubs, restaurants and supermarkets.

The Bus Eireann bus stops in Carracastle village twice a day, but in Ballaghaderreen and Charlestown, which are each 8km away, the bus is more regular.

Wifi is included. The code is in the information booklet in the cottage and can service 5 devices. There is a limited capacity and as such we ask that you use for email, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) etc but not for downloading or watching movies. Our area does not have access to unlimited internet access unfortunately

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with doorman entry

This is a non-smoking property but there is a covered shed a few feet from the back door which smokers can use.
Some pets are considered (please check with owners first).
A cleaning fee of 25eur will apply for pets
House will be clean upon arrival. Guests are asked to leave the property in the same good condition of cleanliness in which they find it.
Owners are on site
An extra single bed/baby cot/toddler bed available upon request



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

94 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
April 2017
Great place . Beautiful cottage in rural Roscommon. Everything as described. Completely hassle free.
Judy User Profile
Response from Judy:
Thank you Michael. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again
April 2017

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Spotlessly clean, had everything we needed, quiet location, would recommend for anyone trying to get away from it all.

Júnior User Profile
March 2017
Sweet home to stay with friends and/or family!

Nicole User Profile
February 2017
Gorgeous wee cottage in beutiful surroundings

Luke User Profile
January 2017
Great little cottage with all you need to enjoy. We were able to watch the stars as there is next to no light pollution in the area. A great cottage and host.

Kay User Profile
December 2016
Franks Cottage is same as described ... nice, clean and quite with everything we need during our stay. We weren't able to search for the location in the GPS but could easily reach destination with Judy's very detailed directions. We met Seamus when we arrived and he showed us arround. He's very nice and friendly. We also met the two friendly donkeys, cool Billy, Max and two cats ... all of them so friendly. Franks Cottage is highly recommended and I really hope I can get back in some time =)

George User Profile
December 2016
The cottage was decorated for Christmas for us. The fireplace was stoked and ready to go. Judy gave us excellent directions to the cottage and was very responsive to any questions we had. The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed cooking our Christmas dinner there. The cottage was clean and comfortable and convenient to town. The donkeys gave us a fine farewell.

Mayo, Ireland · Joined in August 2010
Judy User Profile

Hello and welcome to Franks Cottage! Running the cottage is a family affair. We are a separated couple who work together on the cottage to help put our children through college. I work from a distance with the bookings, communications and websites, etc while Seamus is next door and makes sure the cottage is sparkling clean and maintained, greeting guests when not at work and is available for any questions which arise.

This cottage is part of Seamus' family homeplace and has been in his family for over 200 years!! We think it is a great place to stay and hope you agree1

I've added a few things to the cottage that I couldn't live without - WiFi, Books, warm fire and Tv/Dvd!!

I love to travel and experience new things. My goal is to go someplace new every year or to see something that I haven't seen before.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour